Lake Ray Roberts Planning & Zoning


  • 3900 Morse Street
    Denton, TX 76208

Meetings of the Commission shall be public and held at the call of the Chairperson or Vice Chairperson.

2022 Lake Ray Roberts Meeting Calendar

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


The Planning and Zoning Commission is made up of eight members that hear requests for:

  • Planned development applications
  • Recreational park permits
  • Sign permits
  • Special use permits
  • Variances
  • Zoning changes


Of these eight members, three must be residents of the affected precincts who own land in the county and are appointed by the County Judge, one resident of each Commissioner Precinct that is affected and appointed by that Commissioner, or if only one precinct is affected the Commissioner shall appoint two, and the Mayor or his designee of each city of which the city limits or Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) includes any part of the Lake Ray Roberts Land Use District.


The Lake Ray Roberts Land Use Ordinance was approved by a majority vote of the registered voters of Denton County and adopted by the Denton County Commissioners Court in December of 1994.

The ordinance governs any structures and land located within the area bounded by the shoreline of Lake Ray Roberts at its take elevation line of six hundred and forty-five feet mean sea level (645 MSL) and a line 5,000 feet from and following said take line except any land lying within a city’s corporate limits. Please contact the Development Services Department to help determine if your property is in the jurisdiction.


The purpose of the district is to promote the following of Lake Ray Roberts Zone in Denton County:

  • General welfare
  • Health
  • Morals
  • Recreation
  • Safety

Goals of Regulations

These regulations have been designed to:

  • Avoid undue concentration of population
  • Lessen congestion on roadways
  • Prevent overcrowding of land
  • Promote fire safety
  • Facilitate:
    • Parks
    • Schools
    • Sewage
    • Transportation
    • Water
    • Other public requirements